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‘Visiting Moms’ offer support and companionship to new mothers

January 31st, 2016

An experienced mom offers support to a new mom as part of the Visiting Moms program. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Every week Lucy, an experienced mom, arrives at Amelia’s apartment, curious to know what this new mom wants to talk about or do. They might talk about her exhaustion, trouble getting her 3-month-old Jesse to nap, how little she gets done each day, or how much she misses her “old life.” Then again, they might spend time together watching the baby do new things and marvel about how much he has grown, or take a trip to the market.

Westborough student is runner-up in national math competition

January 31st, 2016

Karthik Karnik (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science senior and Westborough resident Karthik Karnik earned his place as runner-up in the American Mathematical Society’s “Who Wants to be a Mathematician” competition, which was held Jan. 7 in Seattle, Wash. Karnik represented the New England region and was one of only 10 students selected from more than 2,300 students nationwide who qualified to compete.

St. John’s, Westborough shine in CMCSL meet

January 30th, 2016

Westborough's Allison Reh

Shrewsbury – The St. John’s High School ski team improved to 23-1 on the season after taking home first place in Central Mass Conference Ski League meet held Jan. 28 at Ski Ward.

Fire, police and DPW report on budgets

January 29th, 2016

Westborough – Fire, Police and Public Works Departments reported on their preliminary budgets and proposed Town Meeting budget articles to the Board of Selectmen at the board’s Jan. 26 meeting.

Fire Chief Patrick Purcell said his department tried to keep increases to the requested 2 percent over last year’s budget; the budget presented was 2.86 percent over. The main line-item increase is for $13,500 for an additional supervisor to handle the increased volume of fire inspections.

Northborough selectmen thank interim fire chief

January 29th, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Board of Selectmen took time during its Jan. 25 meeting to thank Richard Harris who served as the town’s interim fire chief since last July.

Harris, the former North Reading Fire Chief, served in Northborough while the town went through the process of seeking a replacement for longtime Fire Chief David Durgin who retired in June. David L. Parenti was sworn in as the new Northborough Fire Chief on Jan. 11.

Lunar rocks land at Proctor School

January 29th, 2016

Proctor School fifth-grade teacher Kristen MacDonald with samples of lunar rock and soil

Northborough – Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School fifth-grade teacher and the district Science Curriculum Leader Kristen MacDonald loves science. She did not hesitate to take a certification course in order for her to be able to borrow official National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lunar and meteorite samples.

Opioid panel focuses on epidemic, disease and treatment

January 29th, 2016

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., State Senator Harriette Chandler

Northborough – There was a rallying cry to stop the opioid crisis at Algonquin Regional High School Jan 25. “Opioid Use & Abuse: Addressing the Crisis,” was the focus of a Community Awareness Forum organized by Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office. Co-sponsors of the event included state representatives Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, Harold Naughton, D-Clinton, and Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough; and state senators Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton and Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester.

High school students award $23,814 to Worcester County nonprofits

January 29th, 2016

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Advisory Committee members and staff on retreat at North Grafton’s Community Harvest Farm in September. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Leadership, teamwork and good listening are among the many skills gained by a group of 18 dedicated high school students who participated in this year’s Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Advisory Committee. In December, this student-led group awarded $23,814 in grants to seven Worcester county nonprofit programs.

Athlete Spotlight: Dylan Lien

January 29th, 2016

Dylan-Lien web-2481

What are your earliest basketball-related memories?
“My earliest memories would be the games of ‘horse’ with my older brother.”

Selectmen deny traffic signage request

January 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen reviewed during its Jan. 26 meeting a citizen’s request to place a stop sign at the intersection of Deergrass Road and Thestland Drive. The board concluded that present traffic does not warrant such an action as the police department reported that traffic usually adheres to the posted speed limit and that neighbors questioned stated that they had seen no problems existing with traffic. Selectman Maurice DePalo had also gone to that intersection and stated that he had observed no speeding vehicles or dangerous situations. As such the board declined to act on the request.

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